100 Year-Old Pie Crust (Pastry Dough)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is one for the ages. The crust is flaky and flavorful. Delicious for any kind of pie your heart desires. Makes enough for 4 8-inch pie crusts or about 3 9-inch crusts. Can be used for topping, lattice top, cut-outs, etc.


  1. In a large mixing bowl using a pastry cutter, mix flour, shortening, sugar and salt until crumbly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix egg and water. Add to flour mixture using the pastry cutter.
  3. I have also used a food processor and a dough blade on pulse for each step.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic and chill until ready to roll out.
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5 5

Awesome pie crust!! Great flavor..easy to roll out. I make three balls rather than four. Freezes well, too. Thanks for sharing this pie crust recipe with us.